Tony Galvin - Our Special Guest at next Club Meeting
We are delighted to confirm that Tony Galvin, whom those of you in attendance at our 30th Anniversary Function can confirm brought a certain flamboyant positivity to the night, will join us at our upcoming club meeting on Friday the 7th November 2014. Attendees will have the opportunity to re-live the glories of EURO 1988 in full, together with a host of other anecdotal events from his playing career. We would encourage your attendance and will also be delighted to welcome relatives and friends.
Irish set for Saturday afternoon Premiership action...01/11/2014
With the crucial EURO 2016 contest with Scotland just two weeks away, nervous eyes are likely to focus on squad members involved in Premiership action over the next two weekends. The Everton quartet of Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson will be crucial for Ireland and their home contest with Swansea City will warrant special attention. Hull City will entertain high flying Southampton with the possibility of involvement for Robbie Brady, David Meyler, Stephen Quinn and Paul McShane for the hosts while Shane Long may feature for the visitors. Stoke City may have Jon Walters and Marc Wilson in their side to host West Ham United, but Glenn Whelan, surprisingly named in the international squad, will not feature because of his recent injury.
The Championship and Ireland squad members...01/11/2014
Derby County duo Richard Keogh and Jeff Hendrick, together with impending arrival Cyrus Christie travel to Brentford in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. Goalkeeper David Forde and his Millwall colleagues make the short journey to face Watford, while fellow custodian Keiron Westwood should be in action for Sheffield Wednesday at Charlton Athletic, for whom another goalkeeper, Stephen Henderson has also been in good form and is targeting international selection. Following his midweek brace from the bench, James McClean will be hoping to start for Wigan Athletic who entertain Fulham, while his centre back team mate Rob Kiernan also harbours senior international ambitions.
FAI Ford Cup Final set for Aviva Stadium on Sunday...01/11/2014
The final of the 2014 FAI Ford Cup between Derry City and St Patrick's Athletic will take place in the Aviva Stadium at 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon. The Dublin side will enter the contest as favourites, but will be acutely aware that their opponents dented their aspirations to lift the Trophy in both the 2006 and 2012 finals.
FAI Women's Continental Tyres Cup Final on Sunday...01/11/2014
The FAI Women's Continental Tyres Cup Final will be contested by holders Raheny United and UCD Waves and is set for the Aviva Stadium at 12.20pm on Sunday afternoon. The match will be shown live on RTE 2.
Galway FC triumph in Airtricity Premier play-off decider...31/10/2014
The final contest of the 2014 Airtricity League season took place in Eamonn Deacy Park this evening and saw hosts Galway FC defeat UCD by three goals to nil and win promotion to the Premier Division next season. The hosts were in the driving seat, as they held a two one lead from last weekend's away leg and tonight's result confirmed their superiority.
Premiership contest set for Capital One Cup reprise...29/10/2014
Southampton, who defeated Stoke City with the only goal in Saturday afternoon's Premiership contest, reprised that victory with a three two away success in the Capital One Cup fourth round tonight. Jon Walters and Marc Wilson both started for the hosts, while Shane Long, an unused substitute at the weekend, started and scored for the 'Saints'. Goalkeeper Rob Elliot was in the starting eleven for Newcastle United, who shocked Manchester City with a two nil victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Provisional Senior Squad announced this afternoon..29/10/2014
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has announced his provisional thirty six man squad for the European Championship qualifier against Scotland in Glasgow and the subsequent home friendly against the United States.
Martin O'Neill set to attend Craven Cottage cup tie?..28/10/2014
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill was expected to attend this evening's Capital One Cup fourth round contest between Fulham and Derby County at Craven Cottage. The visitors included Cyrus Christie, Jeff Hendrick and Richard Keogh in their starting eleven and, while far too early for senior duty yet, the opportunity to run the rule over emerging host left back Sean Kavanagh would not go amiss. The hosts took a two goal lead before the visiting 'Rams' responded with five goals, one of them scored by Hendrick.
Monday night Premiership action for Ciaran Clark..27/10/2014
Loftus Road hosted the Monday evening Premiership meeting of QPR and Aston Villa, for whom of course Roy Keane reprises his international Assistant Manager role. The visitors had Ciaran Clark in defence, while elder statesman Shay Given was on the substitute bench, as their side went down to a two nil defeat. The victorious hosts had international retiree Richard Dunne in their starting eleven.
Late goals give Galway play-off first leg advantage...27/10/2014
Despite hosts UCD taking an early lead at the Bowl, two goals in the final few minutes of tonight's Airtricity League promotion play-off first leg have put Galway FC in the driving seat, with the second leg set for Eamonn Deacy Park next Friday evening at 7.45pm.
Premiership action for rested Europa League duo..26/10/2014
Rested from midweek Europa League action, Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy both completed ninety minutes for Everton in their three one victory at Burnley in the Premiership early this afternoon. Aiden McGeady, who did play in midweek, and Darron Gibson were unused substitutes. The hosts had Stephen Ward in their starting eleven.
Our man in the Southern League - Liam George...25/10/2014
Following the disappointment of a three two home defeat by Chesham United last Tuesday evening, St Neot's Town and Assistant Manager Liam George returned to winning ways with a one nil Southern League Premier Division victory over former league side Hereford United on Saturday afternoon, to retain their second place on the league table.
Dundalk are Airtricity Premier Division Champions...24/10/2014
The Airtricity League Premier Division championship pennant and trophy were presented to the new champions Dundalk in Oriel Park this evening. Hosts Dundalk had led the league for virtually all of the season until last weekend when their visitors tonight, Cork City, superseded them at the summit to lead by one point. The 'sold out' contest was played in front of the live RTE 2 cameras and rermained scoreless until three minutes into the second half when Stephen O'Donnell gave the 'Lilywhites' the lead. A second goal from Brian Gartland, eight minutes from time, ensured victory and a fully deserved tenth Championship title.
Relegation battle goes to the wire this evening...24/10/2014
The battle to avoid automatic relegation from the Airtricity League Premier Division was also decided this evening. Bottom side Athlone Town were held to a one all draw by visitors Bray Wanderers while the side just above them, UCD, scored the only goal at home to Drogheda United to relegate the Midlands club, while they will now face a two legged play-off with First Division side Galway FC to decide their fate.